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Living the Dream on an ADI Internship

by Neven Vorkapic Dreams can be overwhelming, but what is left out there for us if there are no dreams to follow? Some time ago, way back in the 1980s, I was just another small-town kid dreaming big, aiming for the...

Craft Is a Way of Life

Alcohol is neither an amusement nor a commodity—at least, not historically speaking. Technically, of course, it’s a food or even a drug, but historically it might be better described as a utility. However, society does not view it as...

Was the Emerald City a Mirage? How Portland, Oregon, has Gone from ...

In 2010, five distillers who’d set up shop near one another in southeast Portland got together to see if some cooperation could lift all boats. They formed a collaborative known as Distillery Row, coordinating weekend hours to encourage more...

Japanese Whiskey and the Art of Blending

Talk to the typical person who’s a fanatic about Japanese whiskey and you’ll hear a level of reverence that few other spirits ever receive. It is a veneration that is difficult to put into words. There is just something...

Whiskey and Cherry Blossoms

“Whiskey and Cherry Blossoms” sounds like an answer from the game show Jeopardy. Connecting the two requires other words that are just as curious: Peoria and the Whiskey Trust, the Empire of Japan, koji, U.S. Patent No. 411231, immigration,...